England Tour to Sri
Tamsin Beaumont (captain), Amara Carr, Freya Davies, Jodie Dibble, Georgia
Beth Langston, Sophie Luff, Alex McDonald, Sonia Odedra, Carla Rudd
Helen Shipman, Jess Watson, Fran Wilson
3rd February: 1st Twenty20, Nondescripts CC, Colombo
5th February: 2nd Twenty20, Nondescripts CC, Colombo
7th February (morning): 3rd Twenty20, R Premadesa Stadium, Colombo
7th February (afternoon) 4th Twenty20, R Premadesa Stadium, Colombo
9th February: 1st one-day game, R Premadesa Stadium, Colombo
11th February: 2nd one-day game, Burgher Recreation Ground, Colombo
score-cards and Stats (pdf - courtesy Marion Collin)
A fourteen-strong England Women’s Academy (EWA) squad will
head to Colombo at the end of this month to contest four T20s and two
fifty-over fixtures against Sri Lanka Women.
The fourteen-day tour from 29th January – 12th February
forms part of England Women’s ongoing preparations ahead of the ICC World
Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh later this year.
Kent’s Tammy Beaumont will lead an experienced EWA touring
party, which includes two players, in addition to Beaumont, with full
international playing experience. Twenty-one year old seam bowler Beth
Langston (Essex) will be hoping to impress the England selectors ahead of
the World Twenty20, after making her Twenty20 international debut during
England Women’s tour to the West Indies before Christmas. Top order batsman
Fran Wilson (Somerset) meanwhile will be aiming to emulate the type of form
which saw her make her ODI and Twenty20 international debuts against Sri
Lanka back in 2010.
In addition to the three players targeting a recall to the
England Women’s side, the EWA squad includes a mix of exciting young
prospects looking to make a positive impression. All have earned their spots
on the plane to Sri Lanka following strong performances in domestic
competitions last summer.
Commenting about the composition of the EWA squad and the
purpose of the tour, Head of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor said:
“The EWA tour to Sri Lanka presents an exciting opportunity for this group
of players to gain some valuable experience of playing in sub-continent
conditions, and represents a strategic part of our preparation for the 2014
ICC World T20 competition in Sylhet.
“As we saw at the ICC Women’s World Cup in India in 2013,
the Sri Lankan Women’s side is improving all the time and they will provide
challenging opposition in the six scheduled fixtures. We have therefore
selected a strong squad for this tour, mixing the likes of 2013 Women’s
Ashes winner Tammy Beaumont, who will captain the side, with young up and
coming talents such as Stephanie Butler from Staffordshire and Sussex’s
The fourteen players will be supported by Academy Head
Coach Lisa Keightley, Assistant Coach Jonathan Finch, Team Manager Ella
Donnison, and physio Phil Tranter.
Scorecards from previous Academy matches
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